Sears–Ferris House

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Sears–Ferris House
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Sears–Ferris House is located in Nevada
Sears–Ferris House
Sears–Ferris House is located in the US
Sears–Ferris House
Location 311 W. Third St., Carson City, Nevada
Coordinates 39°9′44.5″N 119°46′9.4″W / 39.162361°N 119.769278°W / 39.162361; -119.769278Coordinates: 39°9′44.5″N 119°46′9.4″W / 39.162361°N 119.769278°W / 39.162361; -119.769278
Area 0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
Built c.1863
Built by Sears, Gregory Alvin
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Georgian Revival
NRHP Reference # 79003438[1]
Added to NRHP February 9, 1979

The Sears–Ferris House, at 311 W. Third St. in Carson City, Nevada, is a historic house built in 1863. It was owned from 1868 to 1890 by George Washington Gale Ferris Sr., father of George Washington Gale Ferris Jr., future inventor of the Ferris wheel. It has also been known as the G. W. G. Ferris House.

Originally built in about 1863 by Gregory A. Sears, a pioneer Carson City businessman,[2] the house was added to the National Register of Historic Places for Carson City in 1979.

It includes Colonial Revival and Georgian Revival architecture.[1][3]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Historic Buildings". Visit Carson City. Retrieved 2013-02-17. 
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Sears–Ferris House" (PDF). National Park Service.  and accompanying two photos from 1972

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